Take Away the A, by Michael Escoffier

Published December 12, 2014 by Dagmar

Here’s my next entry in the “Clever Alphabet book” category.  I’m kidding, I don’t have a Clever Alphabet category on my blog, but I think I might need one now.  My first entry in this budding category, The Z was Zappedtake away the a by Chris Van Allsburg, is a fun, if dangerous, alphabet book.

Take Away the A takes each letter and removes it from a word to make a new word.  “Without the C, the Chair has Hair.” “Without the L, the Plants wear Pants.” Clever, right?  My second graders thought so and had a great time reading this book with me.  The illustrations, by Kris Di Giacomo, are lots of fun, too. I highly recommend this book to early readers who will love figuring out what happens as each letter disappears.

Stay tuned for my next clever Alphabet book, Oliver Jeffers’ Once Upon an Alphabet.

4 comments on “Take Away the A, by Michael Escoffier

  • You SHOULD have a clever alphabet book category! When I started my blog, I pointed out that my least favorite kind of children’s books are wordless and alphabet books- and 2 years later I’ve profiled at least four or five of each. I stand corrected. Once Upon an Alphabet is one of my favorite books of this year ( http://mamalode.com/story/detail/ten-favorite-picture-books-of-2014 ), I look forward to your review! This one looks brilliant, great post!

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